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Third round of British Open to feature first-ever two-tee start

By Kyle Porter | Golf Writer

How will weather affect Saturday at the British Open? (Getty Images)
How will weather affect Saturday at the British Open? (Getty Images)

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On Saturday the British Open will make history with a two-tee start time for the first time ever, according to the R&A (and Bob Harig) and will be moved up to 9 a.m. local time.

Some people are not fans of this:

There will also be groups of three going off instead of pairings like normal. The reason? The weather is supposed to be insanely bad.

Like, "wind and hail" bad.

Here's a look according to Weather Channel:

I'm not a fan of any of this because bad weather is such a big part of how this tournament plays out but I get it -- nobody wants to get caught up in a hail storm.

I also think this benefits Rory McIlroy -- I don't think he has as much a chance of posting an insanely high number without awful weather.

Though it also means everybody behind him will have a decent shot at posting a lower number. Whatever happens, it should be fun.

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